Legendary climber Sepp Mayerl fell off the north face of Adlerwand, located in the Dolomites at lienz in Tyrol, Austria, and died at the age of 75.
According to Austrian Independent, Mayerl had been climbing to the peak with a companion when he fell more than 50 feet and landed on the rocks below. Mayerl, an Austrian, had been climbing the shear rock face when a portion of the rock broke off causing him to fall.
Rescuers arrived quickly on the scene but were unable to to resuscitate him.
Mayerl was known for making the first ascent of Lhotse Shar, one of the summits on Lhotse, the fourth tallest mountain in the world. He also was with the expedition to be the first to tackle the Annapurna in Nepal, and with the expedition that was the first to take the summit of Mount Jitchu Drake.